I’ve Got a Spelling Bee in my Bonnet

You remember those, right? They still do them. (And if you haven’t seen Spellbound, you are missing out. What a thriller!) So, Rollie’s school had a spelling bee. I guess all schools have them this time of year and then the finalists go on to County, or state, or whatever. A few weeks beforehand, the […]

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The Gulf

I watched my children play in the sand while a storm came in, never quite reached us, but left us a rainbow that spanned the trees and the beach and gulf, all the way to the horizon. I listened as my children discussed whether the pot of gold was in the forest or in the […]

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It Was Totally Me

First of all, why do i always start my period when I am going to the beach??? WHY?! Secondly, the movie Whip It was fucking awesome and I want to make out with Drew Barrymore for producing awesome chick movies. Thirdly, Yes. That was me. The one who tried to smush down the recycling in […]

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How To Find Forgiveness

There is a reason i haven’t posted much on Dogwood Girl lately. I have been heartbroken. I barely managed to brush my teeth and get the kids where they need to be and hold up my end of meaningless conversations. I went for a run the other day. It was the worst one i have […]

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Kinda How I’m Feeling Today

This one is fitting my mood this morning. . . Years ago my heart was set to live on And I’ve been tryin hard against unbelievable odds Gets so hard at times like now to hold on Guns they wait to be stuck by And at my side is God Ain’t no one goin to […]

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Dekalb Board of Ed Budget Meeting Summary

I attended the Dekalb County schools budget meeting with Tonna, the parent of one of Rollie’s classmates. We got there and were amazed at the number of police and news crews. Parents, dressed in red to show their support for their kids’ educational programs, were everywhere. Most of the teachers were wearing black to protest […]

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Humility

It appears that, while I have a sense of humor, I do not react well to being laughed at outright. To say that I am fuming would be an understatement. Currently trying to douse the flames in wine. I am coming to terms with one of those life moments where I need to let go […]

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